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Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration

Noon - 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014


Celebrate the birthday of one of America’s greatest legends, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody.  In the grand tradition of parties, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave will host the annual Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash on Sunday, February 23 from noon to 4 p.m. Sing Happy Birthday, eat cake, play games and maybe even learn a thing or two on this very festive FREE day.

Join the Museum staff at Noon for a ceremonial cutting of the cake by a photogenic collection of Buffalo Bill look-alikes.  Then wander through the Museum exhibits, visiting with costumed volunteers as they discuss the Native Americans, buffalo and cowboys that were such a vital part of Buffalo Bill’s life.  At 1:30 p.m. the action moves back outside for the annual Buffalo-Chip Tossing Contest.  Prizes will be awarded in both an adult and child’s category.

Enjoy a special performance by Susie Knight, named 2014 Female Cowboy Poet of the year by the Academy of Western Artists.  Her song, "The Spirit of Buffalo Bill," is a 2014 AWA Song of the Year nominee.


For more information call 303-526-0744.  


11th Annual

Mountain Melodies Music Festival
Noon – 4 pm, Sunday August 3, 2014

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave will host the 11th annual Mountain Melodies Music Festival on Sunday, August 3, 2014 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Grab your picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs and spend the afternoon at Buffalo Bill's grave on Lookout Mountain. You will enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range while listening to some homegrown American music. Local favorites Dakota Blonde will headline the concert which includes bluegrass and roots music.

This year the Mountain Melodies Music Festival continues its tradition of highlighting musical groups from communities along the Colorado Front Range. Other acts include Steel Pennies and the Hummin'birds. This year, like the past 10 years, this festival will be FREE, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
Add a walk through the Buffalo Bill Museum to your visit; consider dropping in to enjoy the special temporary exhibit "Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art". If you travel light or bike up the hill, a full-service grill, ice cream, draft root beer and homemade fudge will all be available in the gift shop. It should be a great day to "Chill with Bill."
The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave site is located on Lookout Mountain, off I-70 at exit 256. The museum is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week. Cost of admission to the Museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $1 for children 6 to 15 (5 and under are free).

Call 303-526-0744 for further information.

2014 LINE UP

Noon to 1pm -  Steel Pennies  

Rusty Zinc Coated Bluegrass from the Front Range of Colorado


1:15 to 2:30 -  The Hummin'birds  

Old-Time Appalachian tunes with flavors of Country, Bluegrass and Gospel


2:30 to 4:00 -  Dakota Blonde   

One of Colorado's All-time, Fun-time Americana bands

Buffalo Bill's Western Roundup!
Noon - 4 pm, Sunday, September 21, 2014
Meet Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Learn how a civil war cannon works. Shake hands with Native Americans and learn about their culture. These are just a few of the FREE activities you will be able to enjoy as we celebrate the end of another wonderful summer with Buffalo Bill’s Fall Roundup! Throughout the afternoon the Museum will highlight the skills and knowledge of our volunteers, provide craft and hands-on activities for kids, and offer an abundance of photo opportunities. The best part? Admission is free!


987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401
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